Ghost Walk will be at the Museum of Coastal Carolina Oct. 17 at 6:00 pm to present “Ghosts of Brunswick County.” Presenters Will and Allison Smith note that “Brunswick County has 500 years of recorded history. With history comes great ghost stories.” You will learn about locally-sighted apparitions of German sailors, ladies of the manor, and Spanish Conquistadors in this family-friendly program. They will also discuss some spooky local haunts.
Will Smith is a retired USAF Lt. Col. and is currently a professor at BCC. He majored in history during his undergraduate work at The Citadel. He and his wife, Allison, own and operate a seasonal ghost walk business in Ocean Isle Beach. They recently published a book titled The Dead Don’t Like to be Forgotten: Tales from the South Brunswick Islands. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to embrace your inner ghoul. If you’re in need of some spooktacular holiday inspiration, this presentation will get you into the spirit of Halloween faster than you can say BOO!
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 3. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission, which includes admission to the OIB Ghosts program on Oct. 17, is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016, visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MuseumCoastalCarolina.
West Brunswick student, Russ Gore, will present “The Impact of Pesticides on the Atlantic Sand Fiddler” Oct. 14, 2017 at 11:00 am as a part of his high school senior project. Russ designed a field study on the effects of commonly used pesticides on Atlantic Sand Fiddlers. Because sand fiddlers are arthropods like many pests, his experimental results show a detrimental effect of the test group. Knowing fiddlers are a crucial component of the marsh ecosystem, Russ wishes to make a community outreach on safe pesticide practices with his slogan “Control, Comply, & Customize.”
Russ is president of the National Honor Society, captain of the football team, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. At West Brunswick, Russ states math and science are two of his favorite classes and hopes to pursue a career in those areas of study.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 4. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission, which includes admission to the OIB Ghosts program on Oct. 25, is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016, visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MuseumCoastalCarolina.
Reservations for October 17 Lecture Now Available
Beaufort area residents and visitors enjoy the beautiful setting and myriad recreational opportunities at Henry C. Chambers Riverfront Park, but it was not always so. What is now a 7-acre waterfront promenade with a playground, pavilion, marina, paths for strolling and plenty of benches for simply relaxing and taking in the stunning views, was at one time a decaying and shabby wharf that mirrored a failed mid-20th Century economy.
At a lecture, presented by Beaufort History Museum in partnership with the Beaufort Public Library, there will be the chance to learn the fascinating history of the waterfront’s revival. Spearheading the project was one of Beaufort’s most effective and beloved mayors, Henry C. Chambers, who envisioned the renovation and led it to completion after his election in 1969.
Titled “Politics, Pilings and Playgrounds–Henry C Chambers Riverfront Park”, the lecture will feature a panel discussion moderated by Edie Rodgers:
- Panelists: Henry C. Chambers, Ed Duryea, Harry Chakides, and Duncan Fordham discuss the trials and tribulations of creating Beaufort’s signature waterfront community space.
- Date: Tuesday, October 17
- Location: First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Corner of North and Church Streets, Beaufort, SC 29902
- Admission: Free (A donation of $5 is suggested. Funds collected will be used to support ongoing programs which are open to all.)
Reservations are required. To sign up visit the BHM website: www.beauforthistorymuseum.com Please print out the ticket and bring to the event. (Lectures sell out. Those with tickets admitted first.)
- Next Lecture in History Series – Tuesday, November 7
“The Battle of Port Royal Sound” (Check website for more information)
Beaufort History Museum, located in the historic Arsenal on Craven Street, has evolved to focus specifically on the history of the Beaufort District. It strives to manage and display artifacts and documents held by the City of Beaufort, telling the compelling stories of this area from the early 16th Century until modern times. The Museum’s hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Saturday.
Calling all bargain-hunters… South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, in the Exhibit Hall. Admission to the big sale is free; parking at the Convention Center is $5 per car, per day. All vendor spaces are filled. For information, contact Rita Harrell at 843-918-1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival
October 6-7, 2017
Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place
The Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach cohost the Second Annual Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7. The festival is free to attend, and various seafood vendors will be on hand to help celebrate the event.
Look for kid-friendly activities, a beer and wine garden, live entertainment, contests, an exotic car show and more!
This year’s event also includes a volleyball tournament! For details, visit www.volleyamerica.com/VA-Beach-Volleyball-Event.aspx?EventID=3462. Questions? Call 843-918-1055 or visit www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com/.
Friday, October 6
· 6:00 p.m. – Jim Quick & Coastline Band Performance
· Time TBA – Hush Puppy Contest (NEW)
Saturday, October 7
· 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Exotic Car Show (NEW)
· 11:00 a.m. – The Embers Performance, featuring Craig Woolard
· 1:30 p.m. – The Catalinas Performance
· 2:00 p.m. – Oyster Shucking Contest (NEW)
· 5:00 p.m. – Fantastic Shakers Performance
The Beaufort Film Society will present some of the best short, animation, and student films from their vast collection of Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists Selections from 2007 to present.
Screenings begin Wednesday, October 4 and continue through November 29, at the Plaza Stadium Theatre in Beaufort, SC with admission FREE to the general public. Check in time is 11:30 am with the screenings beginning at Noon and ending by 1 PM.
Modeled after he Beaufort County Library Program, “Books Sandwiched In” the Beaufort Film Society wants to expand its offerings and showcase the benefits of Film Society membership and serve as an introduction to the quality of the films presented annually at the Beaufort International Film Festival.
A complete schedule of the screening selections and information related to the Beaufort Film Society and the Beaufort International Film Festival are located at beaufortfilmfestival.com.
For the passionate collector, art is far more than something beautiful to put on the wall. Each piece comes with a story: where and when it was purchased, perhaps an event or occasion the item commemorates. Possibly there was the thrill of the hunt: to find a work by a particular artist or with a special subject.
Mark Catesby, A Great Beast – Bison Americanus, ca. 1731-1743, hand-colored engraving, 24″ x 21″, collection of David and Christy Holliday Douglas
In its new exhibition, Grand Strand Collects, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents more than 200 works of art varying from ancient Egyptian artifacts and historical prints to modern and contemporary sculpture and paintings, on loan from 49 private Grand Strand collections. The exhibit opens Thursday, September 28, and runs through December 14. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. Sundays. Docent tours will be offered during the run of the exhibition. Please check the museum’s website for details.
Paula B. Holtzclaw, Mountain Apples, 2005, oil on board, 15.5″ x 19.5″, anonymous
A previous Collects-themed exhibition, Myrtle Beach Collects, was exhibited in early 2005, featuring 152 works. Many of the collectors who contributed pieces to the earlier show returned to participate in this current exhibition, which also includes both two- and three-dimensional works in a wide range of media.
In addition to seeing the art, visitors will enjoy reading the accompanying labels that tell the story of how the artworks were acquired as well as their personal significance to their owners. Art Museum Curator Liz Miller met personally with each of the collectors to carefully document the provenance and background of each piece.
“Artists’ livelihoods depend on the passion of their patrons and it is up to us to keep the arts alive,” said Museum Executive Director Patricia Goodwin. “Grand Strand Collects reminds us that art is for everyone.”
Appearing concurrently with this exhibit is Jocelyn Châteauvert: The South Carolina Arts Commission Turns 50. Châteauvert, a fellow artist of the Arts Commission, will present one of her extraordinary site-specific installation projects; the exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Commission.
Admission to the Art Museum is free at all times but donations are welcome. For information, call 843-238-2510